Dr Michael Lange of Lange Eye Care and Associates and Fortifeye Vitamin discusses the potential harm blue light is causing and how a lens called Blue Light Defense may be the answer. Blue Light protection is a hot new topic!
Studies are now proving that a specific wave length of light in the blue-violet spectrum is harmful to our eyes and possibly our entire body. This blue-violet light that is being produced and emitted by smart phones, computers, tablets, over head indoor lighting and television to mention a few. All of us on a daily basis are exposed to extreme levels of this potentially harmful blue light. Blue light nearest the range of 400-420 nm seems to have the most destructive effects on the retina in the eye. These blue light rays not only may cause early aging in the eye with cataract formation at a younger age and earlier signs of macular degeneration but new studies also indicate these blue light frequencies of light may have some negative effects on our general health. New studies indicate this evening light exposure especially blue light exposure may interfere with our sleep patterns. To be able to filter these harmful blue light rays by wearing a pair of glasses that has a lens that absorbs the harmful blue light was only a dream a few years ago. Blocking and filtering the harmful blue light ( Blue Light Defense) is now a reality. Blue light protection is a hot topic in all of the continuing education seminars for eye care providers. Many companies now have lenses that claim to block and filter the blue light. One must be very careful when shopping for blue light protective lenses. First and foremost find out how much of the blue light and at what frequency in nanometers is actually being blocked. Many companies are selling only coatings that will have a minimal filtering effect on the blue light and may block only small percents of the harmful blue light. Also u must make sure the lenses are cosmetically appealing to you. Some of these new generation Blue blocking lenses are yellow, yellow-brown, orange ,red or purple and may be cosmetically unappealing to you and actually may decrease the transmission of light into the eye . Blue Light Defense lenses are one of the most exciting break thrus in the optical industry! This is a lens that is almost clear and blocks over 99% of the wave lengths of blue light from 400-420nm. Theses lenses also block a good portion of the blue light all the way to 450 nm. These blue light absorbing properties are actually throughout the lens in the monomer not a coating. This lens comes in trivex material, 1.60 and 1.67 high index. Dr Michael Lange says this is a true anti aging lens, “to be able to offer a lens to our patients that filters some of the most damaging rays of light and is almost totally clear is absolutely amazing!” Dr Lange has been using this lens with his patients since November 2014 and states that patients comment all the time on how happy they are that purchased this particular lens. Many patients will state that their eye strain has been reduced significantly while working on the computer and many also state they are sleeping better. Dr Lange was the first to use this new lens in the country but states many eye Doctors will be offering Blue Light Defense to their patients in the end of 2015. Dr Lange recommends parents purchase these lenses in no prescription for their children that don’t need a prescription that are on a digital app like smart phone or tablet throughout the day. He also says it is a no brainer to use this material in all prescription eye wear. Why wouldnt u?? Here is a link to purchase non prescription Blue Light Defense lenses and frame combo. This price is only a short term introductory price since the frame alone sells for this price and the lenses are basically free. The internet is selling many blue filtering lenses for a very discounted price however remember “you get what you pay for”. Most of the blue filtering lenses are filtering a very small amount and virtually useless. Make sure you look for Blue Light Defense. www.bluelightdefense.com
watch this demonstration video on how ophthalmic blue guard blocks ( now called Blue Light Defense) a blue laser where other lenses do not